Matarrita-Cascante, David individual record
Associate Professor
overview

My research in rapid community change is guided by the field of community sociology. This work seeks to better understand, from a sociological perspective, local processes that minimize the negative effects of rapid change while enhancing sustainable livelihoods. A second area of interest includes the topic of human dimensions of natural resources, guided by the fields of natural resource and environmental sociology. Along this line, I seek to understand the role the natural world plays in defining human behavior as well as people's values and actions associated with its management and protection. My work, conducted through quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods in domestic and international settings, sits at the intersection of the above interests and various literatures including community development, amenity migration, tourism, protected areas, natural events, and community health.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles40
Chapters4
  • Matarrita-Cascante, D. (2014). Accelerated social change: Impacts on community development. Deliberations in Community Development: Balancing on the Edge. (pp. 51-62).
  • Matarrita-Cascante, D. (2011). Accelerated social change: Impacts on community development. Deliberations in Community Development: Balancing on the Edge. (pp. 49-60).
  • Krannich, R. S., Luloff, A. E., & Field, D. R. (2011). Population Change and Contrasting Integration, Attachment, and Participation in the New West-Old West. Krannich, R. S., Luloff, A. E., & Field, D. R. (Eds.), Landscape Series. (pp. 109-121). Springer Netherlands.
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  • Gretzel, U., Isacsson, A., Matarrita, D., & Wainio, E. (2011). Teaching based on TEFI values: A case study. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism. Prebežac, D., Schott, C., & Sheldon, P. (Eds.), The Tourism Education Futures Initiative Activating Change in Tourism Education. (pp. 94-106). Informa Uk Limited.
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Conference Papers1
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
dmatarrita@tamu.edu
First Name
David
Last Name
Matarrita-Cascante
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Recreation, Parks & Tourism Science; 2261 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2261
USA